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RE: Swapping out the Water Pump

Yes, some pumps are terrible to change. On my Nash 26X you have to pull the refrigerator to get to it as confirmed by the factory. If you go to the trouble of changing, look at doing these items to it. 1. On the hoses coming and going to the pump, go to HD and buy some of the gray foam pipe insulation to keep the pipes / tubing from bumping into things when the pump is turned on and off. 2. Place some rubber or rubber washers under between the pump and the floor. It will stop some of the pump vibration transmitting into the wood floor. 3. Install a small accumulator tank usually available for $35 to $40. Bill
Trackrig 10/18/20 05:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Another month in border closures.

Yes, it's getting old. I hope it opens by spring. Bill
Trackrig 10/18/20 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Generator and A/C question

If you've just started the generator for exercising and the MH has not been plugged in, then the battery charger is probably kicking on at the same time. If you have four house batteries, the charger is probably drawing a larger load than you expect. Bill
Trackrig 10/17/20 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stored diesel question

It's fine. Use it. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

Drive the toad on the sections you don't like. Or, go in the back and take a nap. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: 6 Volt Interstate batteries

I had Trojan 125s which are just a taller version of the 100s. They were good batteries, not worth the price. By that, I mean you pay double the price for them, but you don't get double the life out of them.......... In my DP I have four Costco 6V batteries at a lot cheaper price and in my TT I have four Interstate 6V batteries. If you can find the main Intersated area distributor in your area, go to them and see if they have any "blems". These are blemished batteries that may have a scratch on them, the labels got mounted crooked, or something. The batteries were only 2 months old and I got them at half price - that makes them about a quarter of the price for Trojans. If you go to Costco for the batteries, they should have two different capacities. Get the taller battery. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winter travel

Do you need to put the slide out? We don't put ours out in excessively cold or hot weather. Take a sleeping bag with you. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/20 12:19am Tech Issues
RE: camco wave 3 heater QUESTION

We just finished using one for two weeks while out moose hunting in camper on the back of a Nodwell with the temps in the 40s. We turned it off a couple of nights because it go to warm. It was a 16' camper. Bill
Trackrig 09/28/20 07:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How often and how to clean black tank

I've never cleaned the black tank in my trailer or DP. After you empty it, put several gallons of water in it which will get swished around, don't empty it. Things don't bio-degrade in a black tank, it is not a septic system. Bill
Trackrig 08/27/20 07:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Forty Foot Gasser

I'm assuming if a gasser, it has the front engine. This will mean more heat right next to you while driving, more noise and for me, it's very hard to get over the engine hump getting in and out of the driver's seat. With the engine up front I'm not sure where it will put your generator? I like my generator up front if I have to run it at night to keep my DP cool for sleeping. Bill
Trackrig 08/27/20 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C couldn't keep up. Help?

I have a similar DP as the OP, a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion 39S and it doesn't do any better than yours - that's why they put wheels on them so you can move to someplace cooler. Here's a helpful suggestion - pull in your slides, you'll have less space to cool off. Bill
Trackrig 08/20/20 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

Wait until a gust of wind hits that 40'TT sideways and your F150 doesn't have the weight to control it. Be sure to carry clean underwear and pants. Bill
Trackrig 07/06/20 12:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Large camper with single AC

I have a 40' DP with two air conditioners - if I ever buy another one, it will have three air conditioners. I wouldn't own anything larger than my 26' TT with only one air conditioner. Bill
Trackrig 07/04/20 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Who do you use for Insurance?

State Farm, the same people that insure everything else I have. Bill
Trackrig 07/01/20 11:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Help with Long Term planning for Alaska

Hello JB - I've lived in Alaska for 50+ years and have driven the Alcan a few times. I own a 40' DP, a 26' Nash 26X TT and a 3/4T CC 4X4 diesel truck among other vehicles. Before I retired about six years ago we went Stateside and bought the DP, left it in WA until spring when the ice was off of the Alcan and then brought it up. We used it one year here as planned to get familiar with it. Then I retired and we took a month to take it back down the Alcan. (When we came north in it from Vancouver, WA, we made in 99 hours from driveway to driveway.) A 40' DP is too large for everyday use in Alaska if you really want to see things. If you already own one and coming up for a vacation, come on up in it though. We base the DP usually in the El Mirage area west of Phoenix because of the plane connections on Alaska Airlines in and out of Phoenix. We have left it various other places in the States when we make longer trips. After not having an RV for a couple of years up here, we decideded we needed something for summer use as we snowbird and go to the DP during the winter. Previuously we had a TC, enjoyed it, and got around well in it with just us and the dog - though he was a 200# Saint Bernard. We preferred to not have another TC so after a lot of looking we settled on a Nash 26X TT. A very nice, well made, solid unit, though it is on the heavy side. To answer your first question, yes your 26' TT is fine with a few qualifications. Mine has 16" tires and the axles lowered so I have all sorts of ground clearance for pulling off of the side of the pavement or down some dirt roads. Hopefully you're not riding on 14" wheels. Having said that, you will still get around better and find more or better camping spots with a TT. Either way, I'd upgrade to a 3/4T 4X4 truck. There probably aren't more than a half doze 2WD pick-up trucks in Alaska. Dealers don't even carry new ones on their sales lot. Yes, you're pulling your 26' TT with your F150 now, but the Alcan and Alaska has a lot of mountains, steep grades, dirt roads, etc. With a 3/4T you'll get better brakes and a better transmission. If you're happy with your current TT, I'd just upgrade to a 3/4T 4X4 truck. Gas or diesel, both will work. I'm prejudiced towards diesel. I haven't owned a gas rig since the late 80s(?) when Chevy came out with the 6.2 diesel except for my Jeeps. Again, the 26' TT will work, but a TC will get you into more camping spaces. Do you prefer full hook ups, in which case space doesn't matter. Or if you want to camp by yourself Canada and Alaska has places all over to just pull off into if you've got a small rig. Bill
Trackrig 06/30/20 08:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Length of time diesel fuel stays good in tank

My diesel hunting rig below only gets used in September and sits the rest of the year. And on occasion, it sat for two or three years unused without a problem. Bill
Trackrig 06/20/20 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

Go get the Interstates at Costco. My first set lasted seven years and would have gone longer if a stupid shop hadn't left things on for a week. Might call an Interstate Distributor and see if they'll have any Independence Day sales and Military discounts. Last year the distributors were cheaper with the special sale than Costco was. Bill
Trackrig 06/14/20 01:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Putting camper on gravel

Mine was always on gravel but I either used four 55-gallon drums or two stacks of pallets under it for a larger base on the gravel. Bill
Trackrig 06/11/20 11:46am Truck Campers
World ‘awash in diesel’ and refiners are paying the price

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Trackrig 06/11/20 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
World ‘awash in diesel’ and refiners are paying the price

(Bloomberg; June 8) - In all the hullabaloo of OPEC+ prolonging the deepest production cuts in history, it’s easy to overlook ominous signals for prices emanating from the diesel market. The world’s largest oil producers agreed June 6 to extend their collective output curbs, keeping 10% of supply off the market another month. While that tightens the global crude market, potentially driving prices higher, it does little to address grim margins that refiners earn from diesel, one of the most important petroleum products. “The world’s awash with diesel,” said Alan Gelder, vice president for refining, chemicals and oil markets at consultants Wood Mackenzie. “There’s just loads of it everywhere.” Away from Europe, where diesel often powers cars, the fuel is also widely consumed by industry to move goods, as well as in construction and agriculture. Less economic activity, less demand for diesel. The bigger problem, though, is too much supply. Refineries — particularly in Europe and the U.S. — are trying to make as little jet fuel as possible because demand from the aviation industry still remains far below where it was before the pandemic struck. But that means producing more diesel from the barrels. Similarly, refineries cannot meet a recovery in gasoline consumption without boosting their overall processing rates — and that too brings more diesel. U.S. diesel stockpiles have grown for nine straight weeks to sit at the highest since 2010 and refinery margins on producing the fuel in the U.S. are hovering near a 10-year low. Bill
Trackrig 06/11/20 11:43am Around the Campfire
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